Deer Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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2014 Deer Season Opening Dates

  • Archery Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
  • Muzzleloader Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
  • Modern Gun Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

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Zones: 1
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

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Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 1.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
Zones: 1A
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 1A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 2
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 2.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
Zones: 3
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 3.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
Zones: 4
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-15 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
Zones: 4A
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 4B
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-22 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4B.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 5
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-15, Nov. 21-22 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 5A
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
More:

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 5B
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Closed
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-22 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Three deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Three does with archery;
  • One doe with modern gun.
More:

Special Regulations

  • Modern guns are restricted to:
    • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
    • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
    • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5B.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 6
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 6.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 6A
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 6A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 7
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: closed
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 7.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 8
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 8.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
Zones: 8A
Opens:
Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

More:

Special Regulations

  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 8A.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 9
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 20 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 9.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 10
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 10.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 11
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 11.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 12
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 20 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Six deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 20 in Deer Zone 12.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 20 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 20 in Deer Zone 13.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 14
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting No. 14-Dec. 13 in Deer Zone 14.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 15
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting No. 14-Dec. 13 in Deer Zone 15.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Zones: 16
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 16.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 16A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 16A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Zones: 17
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Six deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 17.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    expand Deer - Archery 
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A
    Opens:9/26/2015
    Ends:2/29/2016
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.  
     
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    • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms seasons, but must wear hunter orange.  
     
    Zones: 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 11
    Opens:9/26/2015
    Ends:2/29/2016
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.
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    • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms season, but must wear hunter orange. 
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:9/26/2015
    Ends:2/29/2016
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.
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    • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms season, but must wear hunter orange. 
    expand Deer - Christmas Holiday Modern Gun 
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
    Opens:12/26/2015
    Ends:12/28/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 7
    Opens:12/26/2015
    Ends:12/28/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 4; 4B; 5; 5B; 11
    Opens:12/26/2015
    Ends:12/28/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
      • muzzleloaders;
      • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
      • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, lead allowy, soft nose or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:12/26/2015
    Ends:12/28/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:12/26/2015
    Ends:12/28/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:12/26/2015
    Ends:12/28/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    expand Deer - Modern Gun 
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/6/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Zones 1A, 6, 6A, 8, 8A and 10.
  • No dogs in Zones 1, 2 and 3.
  • Zones: 7
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/6/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 6. 
  • Zones: 4; 5
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:11/15/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
      • muzzleloaders;
      • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
      • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    Zones: 5
    Opens:11/21/2015
    Ends:11/22/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
      • muzzleloaders;
      • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
      • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/13/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:

    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.

    Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 4B; 5B
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:11/22/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
      • muzzleloaders;
      • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
      • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    Zones: 9
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/20/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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  • No dogs.
  • Zones: 11
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/6/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 6.
    Zones: 12
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/20/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 20.
  • Zones: 13
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/20/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 20.
    Zones: 14; 15
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/13/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 13.
  • Zones: 16; 16A
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No Dogs in Zone 16
    • Dogs are allowed in Zone 16A Nov. 14-Dec. 25.
    Zones: 17
    Opens:11/14/2015
    Ends:12/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 25.
  • expand Deer - Muzzleloader 
    Zones: 4; 5; 4B; 5B
    Opens: Closed
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
    Opens:10/17/2015
    Ends:10/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10
    Opens:12/12/2015
    Ends:12/14/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 9; 16; 16A
    Opens:12/29/2015
    Ends:12/31/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 14; 15
    Opens:12/19/2015
    Ends:12/21/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and two does may be taken with firearms.
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    • No Dogs.
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:10/17/2015
    Ends:10/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:12/19/2015
    Ends:12/21/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 7
    Opens:10/17/2015
    Ends:10/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Zones: 7
    Opens:12/12/2015
    Ends:12/14/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 11
    Opens:10/17/2015
    Ends:10/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, which may include 2 bucks and one doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    Zones: 11
    Opens:12/12/2015
    Ends:12/14/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, which may include 2 bucks and one doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:10/17/2015
    Ends:10/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:12/29/2015
    Ends:12/31/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:10/17/2015
    Ends:10/25/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, which may include 2 bucks or up to four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:12/29/2015
    Ends:12/31/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
    Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, which may include two bucks or up to four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    expand Deer - Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Season 
    Zones: 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 7; 11
    Opens: Closed
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
    Opens:10/10/2015
    Ends:10/14/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does or button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
    • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
    Zones: 12; 17
    Opens:10/10/2015
    Ends:10/14/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does and button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
    • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
    Zones: 13
    Opens:10/10/2015
    Ends:10/14/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
    More:
    • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does and button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
    • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
    expand Deer - Special Youth Modern Gun 
    Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
    Opens:11/7/2015
    Ends:11/8/2015
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
    • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
    • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
    • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
    • No dogs.
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    Exceptions: 

    • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
    • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt. 
    Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
    Opens:1/2/2016
    Ends:1/3/2016
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
    Limits:
    • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
    • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
    • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
    • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
    • No dogs.
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    Exceptions:

    • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
    • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt.